COVID-19 is a modified Coronavirus(1). Coronaviruses are first cousin to the Rhinovirus which cause the lions share of head colds. One guess which family causes the rest of them: coronaviruses.
Coronavirus and Rhinovirus are positive stranded RNA virus which means their genetic material is the single stranded RiboNucleaic Acid (RNA). They differ significantly from DioxyNucleaic Acid (DNA) based viruses. RNA viruses do not have double-stranded genetic material of DNA viruses and are much smaller than their more evolved cousins. As a consequence, RNA viruses do not have the error correcting mechanism built into dual stranded DNA, and are apt to mutate at the drop of a hat.
These mutations happen very rapidly, and soon a population with and Alpha RNA virus will soon have Beta, Gamma, and Delta strains.
It is possible to create a vaccine for a specific Rhino or Coronavirus, but the problem is that each mutation Serotype will differ enough from the original that the probability that the vaccine will work decreases with generational mutation.
This is why there has never been a vaccine for the common cold. There are literally hundreds of thousands of Rhinoviruses and Coronaviruses each with a unique protein shell. It is that serotype that vaccines use to train our immune systems to look out for.
This is also why the COVID-19 vaccine is of very limited efficacy. Most of them do a reasonable job of inoculating against the original COVID strain, it is only partially effective against current sub-strains of COVID like Delta and Gamma. It will be completely useless against future substrains as they diverge further and further from the baseline COVID serotype.
Without hysteria, consider what Coronaviruses and Rhinoviruses actually do: they cause mild respiratory illness. In patients who are elderly, present with pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems, this can escalate to a viral pneumonia.
Nothing has really changed other than we have a wide-spread virus with shadowy origins that make us all very nervous.
The way that it has been handled on a national and international level is extremely questionable.
Why destroy national economies for a virus with a 99.8%+ recovery rate?
Why force vaccinations when natural herd immunity is better for actually killing the damn thing eventually?
A much more rational policy is to protect vulnerable populations like the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions and compromised immune systems than to inflict vaccination on an entire population. One of the dirty little secrets of vaccination is that the tiny rate of Vaccine Injury when applied over a large enough population may eventually kill more people than the virus itself.
It's not ignorance alone that has people looking askance at the mass vaccination for COVID.
I have had both doses of the Pziefer vaccine. I took it because I am around many elderly people. Knowing what I know now, I won't be taking anymore.
This entire COVID phenomenon has been managed fear and hysteria which has been leveraged by sharp operators and oppertunists for political advantage, and to enrich themselves by the billions while spreading misery and economic disaster to the rest of us.
It is past time to JUST SAY NO to the overreach.
Edited by jamessavik
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